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Why 2020 politics became so scary

Why 2020 politics became so scary
Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor October 27, 2020

The holidays are meant to spark feelings of joy and comfort, but instead, they cause headaches and discomfort. Of course, there are various reasons for this, but chief among them is the inevitable conversations...

First Friday

Courtesy of Sofia Garcia
Sofia Garcia September 11, 2019

Whether you are an arts and music lover, or you simply enjoy the nightlife of San Antonio, First Friday is an escapade specially crafted for you. What began in 1994 as a walkthrough of local art galleries...

Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Photo Courtesy of Dominique Beltran
Kimiya Factory September 11, 2019

Sometimes I give up – when somebody is defending rape culture, I am guilty of tuning out. I think to myself, “They’ll never get it.” But over time, I’ve learned that they will – at least...

Diasporic sounds across borders

Ximema Violante speaks to UTSA students.
Jack Myer March 27, 2019

Ximena Violante, a queer Mexican-American musician, spoke to UTSA students last week about her experience with Mexican music and culture and its fusion with other genres and cultures. Originally from Philadelphia,...

Editorial: Put a CAP on it

Editorial Board and Josh Levario February 26, 2019

The Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) used under the UT school system provides a unique opportunity for freshman students; they are able to complete their first year at a sister school (such as UTSA)...

A simple life

House progressively getting smaller
Kaylee Boggan September 12, 2018

A look into how minimizing our material possesions can make a big change. Many people believe that they need material things such as money, a huge house and a fancy car to be happy–that is not so for...

A change in perspective: How this generation has turned into the ‘Vape Nation’

A change in perspective: How this generation has turned into the 'Vape Nation'
Katrina Clements November 20, 2017

In the last 20 years, smoking prevalence among teens and adults has declined. As of 2016, teen smoking has hit a record low of 11 percent, compared to 1997 when teen smoking was at an all-time...

Ditch the fashion degree

Editorial staff November 1, 2017

Fashion is engrained in campus culture. It may be a student’s personality, livelihood, community or dream-career. The Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing (FIDM) in California is the most renown...

The mask we wear

The mask we wear
Kenyatta Battle August 22, 2017

Going to college is achieving an unprecedented landmark when you’re a first generation college student. Being the first person in my family to attend college was exciting for me. The people who helped...

It’s a small world …until you travel abroad

It's a small world ...until you travel abroad
Jade Cuevas January 12, 2017

Building walls, defining borders, banning people — America’s current president-elect sounds more like that one child in kindergarten who refused to let you join a soccer game rather than our nation’s...

“No Hablo Español” — Identifying cultural roots based on substance rather than language

“No Hablo Español” — Identifying cultural roots based on substance rather than language
paisano.online1 and Jessica Jimenez October 4, 2016

“Hola!” “Hola! I’m sorry. No hablo español.” “Oh, sorry…I just assumed. Aren’t you Latina?” --- This exchange happens often, yet it never gets easier. Not speaking Spanish...

Stop Rape Culture

April 21, 2015

We live in a rape culture. Underneath our society is an environment of unreported rapes and sexual assaults that occur when rape is ignored or normalized and victims are blamed or disbelieved. Sexual...

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